Jane Willow is a Dublin-based Dutch-turned-Irish folk musician. She’s performed at Vicar Street, Whelan’s, Temple Bar Tradfest, Body & Soul and Electric Picnic. She’s opened for Glen Hansard, The Unthanks, Paddy Casey, Andy Irvine, Kíla, David Kitt, Aoife Scott and Mark Geary. In 2019 her single “The Fool” reached the finals of Radio Nova Discovered.
Currently Jane is working on her debut album due for release in November. The album will feature string arrangements by Joe Csibi (Head of RTE Concert Orchestra). With Dave Hingerty on drums (Glen Hansard, Josh Ritter) and guest performances by Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) and more. On Women’s Day (March 8th) RTE Radio 1 and The RTE Concert Orchestra are releasing an orchestral version of her song ‘Let There Be Light’, a song of the upcoming album.
In 2021 Jane has released two singles so far. She brings her interpretations of Nick Cave's 'Into My Arms' and Bruce Springsteen's 'Dancing In The Dark'. Jane had postponed releasing any original music until gigs returned. This November Jane will release her debut album, which she celebrate with her first gig since covid, headlining Whelan's in January 2022.
“An alluring listen full of heart and soul.” “a remarkable voice” - Hotpress
“Jane Willow has made a serious impression on those that value craft and musicality above all else.” - The Irish Times (Tony Clayton-Lea)
“We thought we’d play a track from Jane Willow tonight. Who incidentally is even better live than she is on her records” - Mathieu Norry (RTE Radio 1)
“Jane Willow’s otherworldly voice and serene musicality pulls you into a wonderfully crafted songspace. Luminous, peaceful, comforting and uplifting all at once.” - Fiachna Ó Braonáin (RTE Radio 1)